Sunday 9 December 2018

Carry On Blogging Festive Advent: 9 December

And so, once again December is upon us. This will be my fourth Christmas at the helm of Carry On Blogging so I wanted to go all out, bringing you a daily dose of festive Carry On cheer each day on the lead up to the 25th. 

So every day I will bring you another cracking Carry On photo with a festive theme. They will probably all be rather naughty, but hopefully all quite nice.

Every time I see this glorious shot of Frankie Howerd and Barbara Windsor together, I can't help but chuckle. Frankie was the guest star in the first ever Carry On Christmas special in 1969. He had just filmed his second and final appearance in the film series. With his role as Professor Tinkle in Up The Jungle in the can, Frankie gamely joined the regular gang for a festive frolic. 

He appeared in a memorable scene with Hattie Jacques as the poet Robert Browning but my favourite sequence is the one featured above. As a rather unusual fairy godmother, he came to the aid of Barbara's Cinderella in the classic, naughty pantomime that ended the television special with a bang. It's a fantastic performance from Frankie and the gang!

What a Carry On at Christmas! 

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1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. My favourite is the Robert Browning scene that you mentioned - he comes on and steals it from the start. Before he gets to the line about the "Jersey Cow", he looks at the audience and says, "You're right!" Perfect timing. No one could work an audience like Frankie. The other thing for me, is that during these Christmas pantos they all look like the're having heaps of fun, which I think sadly was not always the case in reality.